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what to major in to code websites?

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  1. courier

    courier Newbie

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    not sure if its better to major in web design or programming. anyone have an idea?

    also what math classes do you need to take for web design, for all you guys with degrees in said field. i dont want to do any advance math honestly.
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Coding is easy. Go for design course that's the hard bit:)
     
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    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Business.

    Would you rather earn $15 per hour, or hire someone for $15 per hour to do the work?

    Then again, the business degree is partially useless unless you need it on a resume.

    As for your original question, PHP would be good for web programming, C+/.NET for windows programming and CSS/HTML/PHP for web design.
     
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    Yea php is good place to start I agree. Think it all gets easy once you know one language.

    You got to follow what excites you though, otherwise you'll find it twice as hard.
     
  5. courier

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    im majoring in business currently, entrepreneurship to be exact, but id much rather learn css/html/php haha. so i guess ill be doing some web desgin. if you dont have to take linear algebra and calc haha.
     
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    I would go for a computer science major. You can take web design/coding courses at your university if you should choose to. Or, you can do what many guys do and self-teach yourself coding. It is actually pretty easy.
     
  7. courier

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    I actually heard that learning code is pretty difficult and is time consuming haha.
     
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    I recommend my degree, Web Design & Development which is pretty awesome so far
     
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    Agreed. The other stuff can be learned by yourself at home. The business degree will help you not only with the ins and outs of being self employed but also adds a little level of trust from prospective clients and helps you to raise capital.

    If you're doing design or coding and you're looking to do it for yourself there is zero point in having a degree. You'll learn slower because you're learning at the classes pace and its not like you're going to hire yourself over someone else because you have a degree...
     
  10. Gammbyt

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    I'm majoring in Software Engineering. The classes are all online - I have one year to go to get my Bachelor's and haven't set foot in a classroom. I have had a few html classes mixed in with my other ones, but most of the actual programming classes that they are giving me are in Java.

    One piece of advise I can give you is to not only view it as a chance to learn a specific area or major. College can be a great place to meet a lot of new people who share certain interests that can be beneficial to you. Spend a little time getting to know some of the other people in your classes and you can pick up some really great resources for outsourcing some of your IM projects to. I have a couple of people who I can go to for developing programs and scripts and a few more for web design if I need something done. From what I have seen, many of the people in these programming and web design classes are very good at what they do and are more than willing to work on a project that will give them some actual professional experience that they can list on a resume(especially when you offer them a little financial compensation :))
     
  11. courier

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    What math classes are required?

    Alright makes sense. I'll stick to my major and take a web design class to get a feel of things. Should point me in a good direction to start too.